Three years ago, on the day of my orientation for Cal State LA, I was pulled over because a broken brake light and I took it as a sign from the universe that going to a four-year university wasn’t the path for me. Admittedly, I also wasn’t too keen on the idea of going to school at least another two years in the first place.
However, I knew I didn’t want to just sit at home and do nothing, so I started to look for work, but not just any work — work in the sports writing industry. I had already had a few clips under my belt — mostly from my college newspaper, The Courier at Pasadena City College — but my experience with applying for writing jobs was extremely limited.
And by extremely limited, I mean virtually non-existent.
Nevertheless, I shot my shot and on Sept. 25, 2017 — the day of my 21st birthday — my first article for Silver Screen & Roll was published. I had admired the site for many years before applying because of the wit of the staff and the way they interacted with the community of Lakers fans. It’s a community I’ve been lucky enough to be a small part of and grow with for almost three years.
Now, after a week hiatus, I’m thrilled to announce that not only will I continue to contribute at Silver Screen & Roll, but I will be stepping into a larger role with SB Nation as a full-time producer for our California Communities. This community has given me so much over the last few years and although we may have our differences at times, I couldn’t be happier to be a small part of all of this.
My hope is that you’ll continue to support me, Silver Screen & Roll and the rest of our California Communities as we transition into a new chapter. With time, our goal is to build on — not replace — the wonderful communities that are in place and with your patience and input, I believe we’ll able to do just that.
Thank you again, and I’ll see you all around.
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